1918 Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels football team

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1918 Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels football
Conference Independent
1918 record 5-3
Head coach Frank B. Anderson (2nd season)
Captain Bob Nicholes
Seasons
← 1917
1919 →

The 1918 Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels football team represented Oglethorpe University in American football during the 1918 college football season. The addition of a Student's Army Training Corps detachment at Oglethorpe increased enrolment significantly, this allowed Oglethorpe to field a larger team of consistently 30 boys. Oglethorpe's first large game against another college that was widely viewed by the public was played against The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, although Oglethorpe did play Auburn University earlier that season. Despite being beaten, the Oglethorpe squad held Auburn for 8 consecutive downs in the last few minutes of the game. Oglethorpe's rematch against the Non-Coms. of Camp Gordon was much closer than the defeat earlier in the season, which Oglethorpe claims to have lost due to the unfairness of the officials.[citation needed] Oglethorpe won the game with a safety in the last few minutes.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
at  Boy's High School Oglethorpe University Field • Atlanta, GA W 19-0  
at Camp Gordon Oglethorpe University Field • Atlanta, GA L 0–55  
at Tech High School Oglethorpe University Field • Atlanta, GA W 21-0  
October 19 at Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, AL L 0-58  
at  Non-Com. Camp Gordon Oglethorpe University Field • Atlanta, GA L 13-6  
at  North Georgia Agricultural College (Dahlonega) Oglethorpe University Field • Atlanta, GA W 28-0  
at University of Chattanooga Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 39-0  
November 28 at  Non-Com. Camp Gordon Oglethorpe University Field • Atlanta, GA W 7-9  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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